We created the world's first environmental certification standard for funeral services
2005 Terra, with Serveis Funeraris de Barcelona analyses the environmental impact of funerals.
2011 Terra develops the Ecofuneral system for funeral insurance and registers the domain ecofuneral.es. We signed an agreement with the insurance company Grupo DKV
2012 Start of the Ecofuneral.es website (https://www.ecofuneral.es/)
2013 Terra develops the SFE 07:024 (Ecological Funeral Service) certification, the first environmental certification in the world for funeral services and products. With the ecological certification of funerals, we estimate a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from this sector of at least 30% avoiding the emission of dioxins into the atmosphere. This initiative offers a funeral service with certified ecological options for the management of the resources used: coffins made from certified wood, incineration without heavy metals, biodegradable urns, etc.
Today Ecofuneral.es offers articles, ideas, answers and reviews of films and books of interest to the more than 190,000 unique users of our website https://www.ecofuneral.es/.
Changes in the Organization
After many years of activity in which both the team and the Board of the foundation had given everything – work, skills, time and dedication – to the cause, the staff moved on to other organisations and other lives, and at the end of 2017 the foundation was left without paid staff. Between 2018-2021 the foundation – while maintaining its projects at the Solar Wave (Ona Solar) in Barcelona and Madrid, and its project of ecological funerals, https://www.ecofuneral.es/ – did not create any new projects.
In 2020, a new Board of Trustees was formed, led by Dr. Javier Retana, Professor of Ecology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, as president. In keeping with Terra’s history, and the founders’ ideas – a practical approach that will contribute to promoting a more sustainable society – the new Board is focused on science and practical solutions to the climate emergency and is developing new projects and activities in these areas for the Terra Foundation.
Years of commitment
Terra is here today thanks to the commitment of the people and entities that have believed in the work of the foundation. Dozens of companies and public entities and thousands of people have joined us over the years in promoting practical ecology to find solutions to the climate emergency. Without their presence, dedication, and participation we would not be offering this legacy. Beyond the merits and failures of our work there is only one condition that survives time: gratitude to all the people and organisations that accompany us.